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Spay & Neuter

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering offer numerous advantages for both pets and their owners:

  • Population Control: Prevents unwanted litters, helping control the pet population and reducing the number of animals in shelters.
  • Health Benefits: Reduces the risk of certain reproductive-related diseases, such as uterine infections and certain cancers.
  • Behavioral Improvements: Alleviates certain undesirable behaviors, including roaming, marking, and aggression.

Our Spay and Neuter Services

  • Spaying (Ovariohysterectomy) for Females: Our skilled veterinarians perform spaying surgeries to remove the ovaries and uterus in female pets, preventing heat cycles and the potential for pregnancy.
  • Neutering (Orchiectomy) for Males: Neutering surgeries involve the removal of the testicles in male pets, curbing reproductive behaviors and reducing the risk of certain health issues.
  • Pediatric Spay and Neuter: We offer pediatric spay and neuter services for younger pets, promoting early population control and providing additional health benefits.
  • The Spay and Neuter Process

When to Consider Spaying or Neutering

Around 6 Months of Age and Before the First Heat Cycle:

  • Spaying or neutering is typically recommended around 6 months of age, but our veterinarians will discuss the best timing for your individual pet based on their breed and adult size.

Behavioral Concerns:

  • If your pet is exhibiting unwanted reproductive behaviors, such as marking their territory or aggression, spaying or neutering may help.

Contact Pacific Coast Animal Hospital to schedule a spay or neuter consultation for your pet or to discuss any questions you may have about this important aspect of their care.